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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 3,328
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $15,800 PER YR.
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) N/A
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid N/A
Median SAT/ACT 960/20
% of African American Students 17
% of Asian American Students 2
% of Hispanic Students 32
% of International Students 2
Student/Teacher Ratio 7.2:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 154
% of Male/% of Female Students 50/50
Greek System? NO
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 77
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 10.5
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 22.93
% of Freshmen Who Return 42.4
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 2


Wayland Baptist University

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1900 W. 7th, Plainview, TX 79072










Points of Distinction

  • Students in the School of Mathematics and Sciences are regularly recognized and awarded at regional and national events for undergraduate student research.
  • WBU’s chapter of Alpha Chi has received Star Chapter designation in consecutive years.
  • Wayland’s ENACTUS business organization consistently ranks among the top organizations in the nation.
  • The School of Music holds the prestigious All-Steinway School designation.
  • WBU athletics has placed in the top six in the Learfield Director’s Cup standings for five consecutive years.

Conveniently located in the panhandle of Texas between Lubbock and Amarillo, Wayland Baptist University stands as the oldest institution of higher education in continual existence on the High Plains of Texas.

Wayland’s main campus is a residential campus designed for traditional college students. The university also operates 12 external campuses that cater to working adults and members of the military, as well as offering a number of degrees through WBU Online. Wayland offers 109 undergraduate, 12 pre-professional and 17 master’s level programs along with one doctoral program. Students can study in one of nine academic schools including business, education, math and science, music, fine arts, social sciences, languages and literature, education, and nursing.

Small class size and personal attention are hallmarks of a Wayland education, as are special programs that help students adjust to college life. More than 30 groups and organizations expand student life beyond the classroom, and WBU competes in 19 men’s and women’s sports as part of the NAIA. Wayland was the first college or university in Texas to offer men’s and women’s intercollegiate wrestling. Students relax on campus at Pete’s Place or the student activities center that contains a student lounge, double gymnasium, indoor jogging track, and climbing wall.

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